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# Metal Mass Fraction Calculator

Folks, Can it be almost 20 years ago that I developed the solder alloy density calculator? I have received more requests on this topic than any other....

# Compositional Analysis of Metals by ICP-OES: Some Basics

In the world of electronics assembly, the utilization of high-quality alloys is critical to a successful product, and is verified through accurate and...

# Low-Temperature Solder for Environmental Sustainability

As energy consumption has become increasingly important—in terms of cost, availability, and environmental impact—it is about time we use q...

# Materials Science Solutions for Electronics Sustainability

This summer, the temperature reached 111°F in Silicon Valley, where I live. This historical record unmistakably brought home the “inconvenie...

# Excel Software Tool to Determine Mass Fractions in Binary Alloy

Folks, Recently, I posted a derivation of the equations to determine the mass fractions of two metals in a binary alloy. I thought it may be help...

# How to Calculate the Metal Mass Fractions in a Two-Metal Alloy System

Folks, I was surprised to see the wrong formula for metal alloy density calculations on YouTube. The wrong  (Eq. 1) and correct (Eq. 2) formulas ...

# Metals That "Melt" Other Metals

Folks, Gold is often used to protect other metals from corrosion. It so effectively resists corrosion that gold is plated over metals like copper when...

# What Do We Need From Low-Temperature Solder?

The capabilities of Durafuse® LT highlight the importance of defining what a process really needs in regards to "Low-Temperature"...

# Indalloy® 292 - High Reliability Alloy

Indium Corporation's new high reliability solder alloy Indalloy® 292 is focused on exceeding the thermal cycling requirements for automotive a...

# What is an Alloy?

An alloy is comprised of two or more metals.  These metals are stable and have some level of solubility together; otherwise, they would not form ...

# What Is A Solder Alloy's 'Liquidus'?

The liquidus of an alloy is the temperature above which the alloy is completely liquid....

# What Is A Solder Alloy's "Solidus"?

The solidus of a solder alloy is the temperature above which the alloy begins to melt, and, below which is completely solid....